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"History is a chronicle of replacement"

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Lupita Nyong’o Embraces Dark Beauty in Black Women in Hollywood Acceptance Speech

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She arrived at the Oscars in “Nairobi blue” — just one of the many shades of Lupita Nyong’o! Are you dying over her Prada dress?

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"'It was the most emphatic display of selflessness I have seen on a football field. Pounding over every blade of grass, competing if he would rather die of exhaustion than lose, he inspired all around him. I felt such an honour to be associated with such a player.'"

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Tinie Tempah on Chris Ofili

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Christopher Ofili

Country: Nigeria/UK

Style: Contemporary/ abstract/ Neo Expressionist

Medium: oil paint, paper collage, glitter, polyester resin, map pins and elephant dung on linen

Fun Fact: Symbolic of his Nigerian roots, Ofili often uses elephant dung to prop up the base of his paintings for display, in addition to incorporating the material into his painted canvases

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Chris Ofili (British, born October 10, 1968), Turner Prize-winning painter and member of the Young British Artists, is best known for his inventive, vibrant works examining contemporary black experience, which draw upon a wide array of historical and cultural sources. Born in Manchester, Ofili studied in London at the Chelsea School of Art from 1988 through 1991, and received a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in 1993. While he was a student he traveled to Zimbabwe for six weeks, an experience that significantly impacted his artistic production. One of the few YBAs of African descent, Ofili’s work was exhibited regularly by Charles Saatchi at his North London gallery.

In brightly colored, technically complex works, Ofili incorporates sources ranging from the cave paintings of Zimbabwe to comic books, pornography, and hip-hop culture to present varied experiences of contemporary black identity. His work incorporates a myriad of materials, including glitter, magazine cutouts, resin, and, perhaps most famously, elephant dung.

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1. Afrodizzia

2. Mouini Thi

3. Flower Heads

4. Popcorn Tits

5. Untitled

6. The Holy Virgin Mary

7. Afrodizia

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